Using your video footage from Lumia 930 running DP in Adobe Premiere

In the last couple of weeks I have spent many hours filming and editing footage that I have taken with my Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 1020. One problem I have encountered with the Lumia 930 is that Adobe Premiere CC won’t import the footage. “This file has no audio or video streams” will popup in the moment you try to import or use any of the videos. Up until recently I had to use the Video Tuner app to export the videos again just so it could be in a format that Adobe Premiere would accept. As I found out the hard way, there really is no good free video converter tool out there that could handle the 930s videos.

adobe-premiere-no-audio-video

A couple of days ago I tried again with some new footage and then I thought; “What the heck, I’ll just rename the extension to m2ts and see if it works”. To my surprise it actually did work. When I changed the filename from .mp4 to .m2ts it worked like a charm. Adobe Premiere imported it without no hassle.

I have yet to discover why this is ‘nor have I spent time researching it either.

So if you’re in the same spot as I was in, then try renaming the file to .m2ts and see if it works. I have to point out that my Lumia 930 is running the Cyan firmware and is also Developer Preview enabled running the latest Update 1. It might be some issues with that. I don’t know.

Got any tips or clues? Post them below!

autsmuxer – It’s basically mkv2vob for Linux/OS X/BSD!

For all you people out there running Linux, OS X or BSD (basically Unix-based systems) there’s now a great tool for converting those (illegally) downloaded movies and series to a Playstation 3 friendly format! It allows far more than my pre-alpha ps3m2ts tool that I developed oh so long ago like selecting which formats you want to output to (ts/m2ts/bluray/avchd/demux), what A/V tracks to use and subtitle support.

Quote from the forumpost:

This is effectively MKV2VOB for UNiX based systems. (minus the GUI.)
It is entirely automated once called with desired options and switches, and will handle all known exceptions of MKV, including those with compressed headers or corrupt audio streams.

I suggest you try it out and tell me what you think of the tool as I currently am unable to test it myself.

Huge thanks goes to Michael for giving me this tip!

Download it here